Tennyson grew up in Milano, Texas where he graduated high school in 2009. He then attended Blinn Jr College at the Brenham campus where he received his associate's degree in general liberal arts in spring of 2011. Tennyson then attended Sam Houston State University where he received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and minored in theatre in spring 2014. He came to KBTX in September of 2014 as a producer. In July of 2015, he moved to his current position as photojournalist.